Mullein Leaf Benefits
The tall, weed-like plant known as mullein is native to Europe and parts of Asia, though it can now be found in North America as well. Mullein can reach over three feet high, and the spike of vibrant yellow flowers it produces appear much like a lit candle from a distance. This unique appearance has earned it names such as Candlewick Plant, Candelaria, and Jacob’s Staff. Mullein was also used to create wicks for lamps before cotton became more favourable.
Its soft, downy leaves have been used for generations to make mullein leaf tea infusions. This herbal drink offers a taste many people find quite pleasant, subtle and slightly sweet. Honey or sugar may also be added for those who prefer a sweeter drink.
What Else Can Mullein Offer?
Mullein leaf is certainly a refreshing and tasty herbal brew.
Buy Mullein Leaf Tea
For those who are looking for a new herbal drink to try, mullein is a good addition to any herbal tea collector’s cupboard. Buddha Teas is a leading herbal brand that offers organic herbal infusions in unbleached tea bags.
Warning: check with a healthcare provider prior to use if you are currently pregnant, nursing, taking medication or if you have a medical condition.